The EasyStore is a malicious program that traps users by introducing itself as a legitimate program but actually this is a virus that is classified as an adware infection. It says that EasyStore is a useful application that gives you a good idea of competitive prices for the online shopping, but in reality this is an adware tool used by the cyber crooks to display commercial ads on the screen, and generate profit from the pay per click programs. The hackers use a number f ways to distribute this malicious application including spam emails, social media links, hacked websites, and free software installation. Once sneaks down in any system, it modifies the basic browser settings in order to control the browsing activities of the user. It removes important system files due to which the system become super slow, and you cannot open any executable file. Most of the system utilities are blocked because of the presence of this nasty adware infection.
Manual Removal of EasyStore
After getting infected from the EasyStore adware program, you must remove this malicious application as soon as possible. There are some quality automatic removal tools available in this regard. Besides that, you can also remove this virus manually, but it is only recommended for the expert level users. The manual removal consists of the following steps:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Before going through the complicated steps of the manual removal process, you must restart the syste in the safe mode. In this regard, reboot the system, and hit the F8 key continuously while the system is restarted to see the boot options on the screen. Select the Safe Mode option from the list, and press the Enter key to access the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
You need to open the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once the task manager window appeared on the screen, select the Processes tab, and remove the following corrupt processes associated with this infection from the list:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to remove the following associated files of the EasyStore by using the file explorer through the Delete key:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
It is important to clean the windows registry by removing the malicious additions performed by this virus in the registry section of your operating system, you have to open the registry editor by clicking on the Start menu, select the “Run” command, and write “RegEdit” in the box. Find and delete the following associated registry entries of this adware infection once the registry editor is accessed:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EasyStore\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EasyStore\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EasyStore\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Restart the PC in the normal mode after closing the registry editor, and check the effectiveness of this manual removal process. You also need to run a complete system scan on the PC after updating the existing antivirus program in order to avoid any future infections.